A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Our nationwide panel of solicitors help personal injury claimants across the country keep more of their compensation with our fairer success fees.

If you are based in Blantyre or anywhere in the UK, our injury lawyers are able to assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and another person was responsible, our expert solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like mesothelioma are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In such cases, it is the date of diagnosis that matters.

In the majority of cases, proving a claim has three key components. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

How much can I claim?

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our online claim calculator gives you an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Blantyre

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of certified no win, no fee solicitors have a wealth of experience in negotiating optimum compensation for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Blantyre.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Blantyre are relatively frequent with a total of 619 accidents (544 slight accidents, 69 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in South Lanarkshire local authority area. In 2014 the total had increased to 657. Accidents in Blantyre in 2013 included traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A724 and B758 junction and on the single carriageway of the B758 and A725 junction.

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Work accident claims in Blantyre

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claimants, from kitchen workers to broadcasting presenters, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries.

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Other injury claims

Blantyre serious injury claims

Quittance understand the vital change an injury claim can make to the lives of seriously injured claimants. By limiting the financial stress a major injury places on an injured person, a claim helps people to focus on their recovery and rehabilitation.

Our network of expert lawyers work with insurance companies, the Courts and medical providers to make sure claimants impacted by serious accidents get the support they need. Injuries and medical conditions held by the Courts to be serious range from multiple fractures to cancer.

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Slip and trip injuries

Health and Saftey Executive statistics show that employee slips and trips are, by some degree, the most common cause of injury at work. Slips, trips and falls are quite often lead to injuries classified under another heading like being hit by tools in use or a drowning accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries such as broken wrists occurring on tripping on a street are also quite common with street falls having happened on Glasgow Rd and on Coatshill Avenue.

Clinical negligence in Blantyre

When a patient is injured due to the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you only want answers rather than claiming compensation. For example, you can contact Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, to make a complaint against NHS Lanarkshire.

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Blantyre No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Blantyre and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

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Meet the QLS team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Blantyre, from fast track cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their winning track record and their knowledge and expertise.

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Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor

What is Quittance's track record of claims in Blantyre?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of award winning personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping claimants in Blantyre, Lanarkshire and across the country, recover injury compensation.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Lanarkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and accidents in the workplace.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean making a claim is as stress-free as possible.


Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means you will never be out of pocket.

What to think about when locating the best personal injury solicitor

Identifying the most appropriate lawyer to act for you is your most important step towards receiving the most compensation for your accident.

With 29 offices within 25 miles of Blantyre (according the SRA) - how do you ensure you choose the ideal law firm to advise you?

Personal injury solicitor reviews in Blantyre - Tips for comparing firms

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

The variation in insurance premiums and success fees charged by lawyers working on No Win No Fee agreements is an important consideration for claimants.

For example the amount retained by an injured person agreeing on a settlement of ?15,652 for displaced metatarsal fractures might vary from ?9,391 to ?13,304.

Further reading - Get a personal injury quote

Do you need a local Blantyre lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the firm are less relevant as injury cases are conducted remotely.

However, you should instruct a company that has national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will almost always be expected to attend an independent medical examination.

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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